Question from Mike:
What was the teakettle that Chester Greenwood invented and patented, and are there any pictures of it?
Chester Greenwood received US Patent 1,716,124 on June 4, 1929 for a teakettle. Greenwood’s teakettle had a circular bottom edge and a leg that extended horizontally underneath the spout. The bottom edge of a regular teakettle often wears underneath the spout from being tilted to pour. The leg on Greenwood’s teakettle supported the kettle when tilted reducing the wear of the bottom of the kettle.